Zanzibar became the winner of the annual Russian tourism consumer award "Star Travel.ru"-2011. The islands won the award for "Best Resort in Africa (excluding Egypt)”. Among the 23 resorts nominated by tourists and travelers for the award, Zanzibar gained the most votes.
The official Star Travel award ceremony was carried on 22 March 2012 within the framework of the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT 2012). Mr. Mbarouk N. Mbarouk, Head of Chancery of the Tanzanian Embassy in Moscow, received the award on behalf of the Embassy.
“Star Travel.ru "- is the first consumer award in tourism and the only one of its kind in Russia. The prize was conceived in 2003 and is awarded on the results of online voting by tourists and travelers. In 2010 the Star Travel Award for the best resort in Africa (excluding Egypt) was won by Agadir (Morocco)
This year mark the 10th anniversary since Tanzania started regular promotions of its tourism attractions in the Russian Federation by participating in tourism exhibitions, organizing roadshows, seminars, press tours, distribution of brochures etc. The Star Travel award, therefore, is partly recognition of these promotion efforts carried out by tourism stakeholders, namely Tanzania Tourism Board, Zanzibar Tourism Commission, Tanzania National Parks, the Embassy of Tanzania in Moscow and others, over the last 10 years.
Courtesy : EMBASSY OF TANZANIA MOSCOW